Sensational Smoothie with Protein!

by zesty on March 30, 2009 · 22 comments

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend as I can honestly say I did!  It was nice to spend some time away form the computer and be outside for a change.  The weather, believe it or not, was quite nice.  The sun was shining and the temperature made it above freezing – Whooo Hoooo!

Today I wanted to feature another breakfast smoothie item I have been having as of late which includes a great combination of flavors.

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What I have been trying to do lately is too cut down on the bad carbs throughout the day.  It would be nothing for me to eat 6-8 slices of bread per day.  Even though I usually pick whole wheat, it’s still a lot of bread.

So having a protein smoothie reduces my normal 4 slices of whole wheat bread breakfast to zero.  It is a work in progress but I’m attempting to focus on eating cleaner and cutting out such things as chocolate cake, banana walnut bread, and crispy peanut butter cookies.  But have no fear,  I will still bake!   Hopefully, however, I’ll refrain from eating the whole batch like I did with the Butterscotch blondies.  That was crazy (but so goood).

To help with the smoothies I  have been using my magic bullet – it is the perfect appliance for the job.  It’s so fast and easy to clean – highly recommended.

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 1/2 Scoops of protein powder
  • 1/4 Cup cranberry juice

Method

  1. Toss all ingredients in the magic bullet; blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and add a strawberry for looks.
  3. fruti_smoothie2

  4. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: A smoothie is best enjoyed in the first few minutes after it’s made as it will give the best possible flavor and texture.  If you must make them ahead, you’ll notice that some smoothies begin to separate.  If that happens, simply stir it or put the smoothie back into the blender for a minute to bring it back to its original consistency.

Have a great Monday!  I look forward to sharing with you some interesting recipes that I have planned as well as a slight cry for help later in the week.  I will keep you in suspense for now – see you tomorrow!.

Take care

zesty

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

HOLY YUM PROTEIN-PACKED SMOOTHIE!!

Happy Monday to ya!!

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2 Pearl

Happy Monday, Zesty!

Hmm, I’m seeing the magic bullet on more and more blogs – do you think it’s worth it?

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3 zestycook

@Pearl – I definitely think so… it is very versatile and not very expensive.

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4 Meg

Love this protein filled smoothie. You go Zesty…eating clean is a GOOD thing!

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5 Shelby

The color is so pretty!

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6 brandi

I love smoothies!

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7 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)

LOVE smoothies!

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8 Jo

I love this Cory! And so pretty too… nothing like something that tastes and looks beautiful! Well done!

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9 Sarah (lovINmytummy)

Love those smoothies! Curious at to what kind of protein powder you use…I’m always looking for an upgrade ;)

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10 Danica

Wow ~ that smoothie not only looks amazing, it sounds delish. I am definitely adding that to the must try list. Thanks for the rockin’ recipe, Zesty!

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11 K

That smoothie sounds great! I can’t wait for it to warm up so I can enjoy my smoothies again – this one will be on the list!

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12 Caroline

I have a protein smoothie every night before bed–it’s the perfect snack. Way to spread the Magic Bullet love:)

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13 Sarah

That smoothie looks so refreshing and good! What kind of protein powder do you use?

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14 ZestyCook

I find the Optimum nutrition and EAS 100% Whey the best in terms of mixability/taste and price.

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15 Lisa D

mmm…zesty your breakfast is so pretty in pink! And as a nutrition grad/dietetic intern I don’t know if I would classify whole wheat bread as “bad carbs”! It’s more the white stuff!

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16 Kimberly

Also curious what brand/flavor of protein powder you use, and where you buy it. It might be time for me to get back into the smoothie market.

I guess I need a Magic Bullet – I hope I find one on sale, I cannot justify another kitchen gadget…

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17 inadobo

Wow! That smoothie looks inviting. Now I have to go home and try to duplicate your concoction!

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18 eatingbender

I looove smoothies! I’m glad that your enjoying your new eating plan with some serious deliciousness! It looks delicious :)

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19 Reverend Tex B. Acon

I found your blog on Google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Bacon News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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20 Food Couch

Alright, I am getting my protein powder like in 10 minutes, because really, this is the most logical thing ever for anyone who is cutting down on carbs. Two thumbs up and a wave! :)

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21 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)

Awesome smoothie!

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22 Justine

Zesty, Why do have to cut all those yummy things out to eat clean? You can always experiment with alternative ingredients and clean them up!

~Justine

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